Bombardier Aerospace

November 13, 2008 - 11:57pm

Bombardier is making plans to open a pilot training facility for its business aircraft family here in the Middle East. Dubai has been earmarked as the likely venue for the new center and, according to Khader Mattar, the Canadian airframer’s vice president for Middle East and Africa, it could be open before the end of next year.

November 3, 2008 - 9:27am

Bombardier Aerospace announced its Smart Parts program will be available for the new all-composite Learjet 85 upon its entry into service. Enrollment in the business aircraft Smart Parts programs now exceeds 900 aircraft and is expected to surpass 1,000 by year-end. Smart Services plans currently cover 15 Bombardier aircraft models within the Learjet, Challenger and Global lines.

October 7, 2008 - 2:44pm

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that its Smart Parts program will be available for the Learjet 85 when the all-composite aircraft enters service. Smart Parts, first introduced in 1986 to support the Challenger 600 and 601, now covers airframe system components on nearly 1,000 aircraft, including 15 Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global models.

October 2, 2008 - 4:46am

Bombardier is taking a hard look at offering an executive conversion of its recently announced C Series single-aisle twinjet to compete with the Embraer Lineage 1000.

September 30, 2008 - 5:25am

Bombardier is scrambling to develop new production plans for the midsize Learjet 85 after dropping troubled Grob as the supplier of the airplane’s composite fuselage.

The Canadian manufacturer last month terminated its contract for the Learjet 85 fuselage in the wake of Grob’s German affiliate filing for insolvency.

September 30, 2008 - 4:59am
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Bombardier has terminated its contract with Grob Aerospace AG of Switzerland to develop the composite structure for the Learjet 85. Grob’s German affiliate filed for insolvency on August 18. In a statement released on September 18, Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “Given the uncertainty surrounding Grob’s insolvency, Learjet has decided to terminate its agreement with Grob Aerospace, effective Sept. 17, 2008.

September 18, 2008 - 12:36pm

Bombardier has terminated its contract with Grob Aerospace AG of Switzerland to develop the composite structure for the Learjet 85. Grob’s German affiliate filed for insolvency on August 18. In a statement released this afternoon, Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “Given the uncertainty surrounding Grob’s insolvency, Learjet has decided to terminate its agreement with Grob Aerospace, effective Sept. 17, 2008.

September 9, 2008 - 11:23am

On Thursday, Bombardier reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 22 percent, to $4.9 billion, in its second fiscal quarter ending July 31, thanks in large part to its aerospace division. The company’s aerospace division contributed $2.5 billion of these revenues in the quarter, up from $2.2 billion in the same period last year.

August 5, 2008 - 11:17am

General Electric has purchased the bulk of Bombardier Capital’s corporate aircraft leasing and financing business. The selling price of $339 million represents the “book value” of the loans and financial leases outstanding, Bombardier said.

July 30, 2008 - 9:13am

Atlantic Coast Airlines in late May reached terms with Bombardier Aerospace on a revised delivery schedule for the remaining 42 CRJ200s on firm order after code-share partner United Airlines won a restraining order to prevent the Sterling, Va.-based regional from terminating its United Express contract.

 
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